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   801. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: August 04, 2020 at 06:06 PM (#5967897)
This is basically why people are skeptical of the Bucks.

Perhaps, but bad example. None of the Bucks starters played more than 20 minutes; Giannis/Middleton didn't play at all in the 2nd half.
   802. tshipman Posted: August 04, 2020 at 06:21 PM (#5967898)
Perhaps, but bad example. None of the Bucks starters played more than 20 minutes; Giannis/Middleton didn't play at all in the 2nd half.


They lost the first half 73 to 65, though.
   803. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 04, 2020 at 10:36 PM (#5967927)
1054. always extremely 57i66135, but never enough Posted: March 16, 2012 at 01:09 PM (#4082234)
i think i'm starting to warm back up to yancy gates as a potential target in the 2nd round. the sixers have a lot of finesse in their frontcourt, and even if gates is kind of crazy and undisciplined and out of control, he's also a player who's willing to use his size to beat up on smaller opposition.

so, add him to the list of seniors who i'm hoping the sixers pull. festis ezeli, henry sims, ricardo ratliffe, kris joseph, kevin jones, marcus denmon, darius johnson-odom, tu holloway, and now yancy gates.

1055. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: March 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4082245)
Really? You're hoping to be able to root for Yancy Gates? You, sir, are a man without morality.

1060. always extremely 57i66135, but never enough Posted: March 16, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4082286)
i'm just a really big fan of really aggressive big men. the sixers have spencer hawes starting right now, and as well as he's played, he's not exactly a physical presence. nik vucevic really just hasn't been as much of a banger as i was hoping. elton brand just isn't a dominant physical force. thaddeus young is just not that, either. lavoy allen just is not aggressive. he's absolutely given the team more than i ever thought he would, but he's just not that guy.

with the emphasis that the sixers place on bringing in good guys, i doubt that gates is anywhere near their radar, but i think he could add something to this team.

1063. Jimmy P Posted: March 16, 2012 at 02:13 PM (#4082311)
Speaking of prospects, I saw someone on Twitter or here compare Sullinger to Marcus Fizer. I think he'll be better than that, but I don't see Sullinger being more than a role player


850. smileyy Posted: December 11, 2011 at 07:42 PM (#4013462)
Because we can't let self-righteous moralizing about the NCAA be the exclusive property of the football threads. I found this tweet a great wrap-up of two things that are both wrong in different directions:

billtrocchiSI Bill Trocchi
Festus Ezili gets six games for accepting a hotel room. Yancy Gates gets six games for punching two players in the face.
773. rr Posted: December 10, 2011 at 09:34 PM (#4012710)
Monty Williams today
:“I’d rather tongue kiss a maggot than tweet or blog.”
   804. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 05, 2020 at 07:27 AM (#5967953)
I am skeptical of the Bucks, but they have nothing to play for right now so I don't think that is evidence of much of anything.. Only the playoffs will tell us much IMO.
   805. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 05, 2020 at 08:06 AM (#5967958)
Even now, after a winter of discontent that saw the team start 20-7 but go just 19-19 thereafter, FiveThirtyEight’s main predictive model thinks that if every team plays at full strength with a postseason rotation, the 76ers are just as good as the Bucks, and better than the Raptors, Celtics, and other Eastern Conference contenders.
...
Squint and it’s possible to see the outline of a comparison between the 1994-95 Rockets and the 2019-20 76ers, two teams with dominant centers playing in seasons without a clear favorite (a rusty Michael Jordan, just returned from his baseball sojourn, in 1995; no Warriors in the 2020 bracket).
...
in seven games in the second round, the 76ers outscored the Raptors by 90 points in Embiid’s 237 minutes, but were outscored by a gobsmacking 109 points in the 99 minutes he sat.
...
FiveThirtyEight publishes predictions using two different models: a main one based primarily on individual player talent ratings, and an alternate one based primarily on collective team results. The player-oriented model favors the Sixers more, giving the team a 28 percent chance to reach the Finals and an 11 percent chance to win the title; the team-oriented model is at 2 and less than 1 percent, respectively.

if you don't know, now you know.
   806. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 05, 2020 at 03:00 PM (#5968021)
Honestly, it would have been a blast to do this all with an objective (if flawed) mechanical judge like strat-o-matic.

I made a copy of the rosters for my own use. If I counted right, y'all picked players from 52 different seasons. I don't know if I'll ever own that many seasons. My interest is mainly mid-70's to mid-90's or so. But if I win the lottery or something and go crazy buying seasons, I'll be interested to create those super teams and run them through an 80-something game schedule.
   807. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:09 PM (#5968092)
Michael Porter Jr. just became the 6th rookie in NBA history to have back-to-back games with 30+ PTS & 10+ REB.
These are the other 5:
David Robinson
Shaquille O'Neal
Hakeem Olajuwon
Blake Griffin
Lionel Simmons pic.twitter.com/3c9ibFp9zK
— The Lead (@TheLeadSM) August 5, 2020

Plus this
   808. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:10 PM (#5968093)
67 points on 35 shots
   809. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 05, 2020 at 10:17 PM (#5968095)
Michael Porter Jr. just became the 6th rookie in NBA history to have back-to-back games with 30+ PTS & 10+ REB.
These are the other 5:
David Robinson
Shaquille O'Neal
Hakeem Olajuwon
Blake Griffin
Lionel Simmons pic.twitter.com/3c9ibFp9zK
— The Lead (@TheLeadSM) August 5, 2020



hate. burning, searing, raging, hate.
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Jun 21, 2018
Zhaire Smith said that Brett Brown told him that he reminds him of Kawhi Leonard.
   810. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: August 06, 2020 at 12:55 AM (#5968109)
Michael Porter Jr. just became the 6th rookie in NBA history to have back-to-back games with 30+ PTS & 10+ REB.

Chamberlain didn't do that? Kareem? I find that hard to believe.
   811. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 06, 2020 at 02:27 AM (#5968113)

Chamberlain didn't do that? Kareem? I find that hard to believe.


Yeah, they both did that. Wilt started his NBA career with 8 games in a row like that, and Kareem had a couple streaks like that.
   812. Thok Posted: August 06, 2020 at 07:16 AM (#5968116)
If they are using the new basketball-reference streak finder, that's perhaps the problem: it claims it won't track rebound streaks prior to 1983-84 for some reason. It's actually not that uncommon, John Drew, for example, had such a streak.
   813. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 06, 2020 at 04:04 PM (#5968191)
Dan Devine: The 76ers announced Thursday that Ben Simmons suffered a “subluxation of the left patella” when he landed awkwardly after grabbing a rebound midway through the third quarter of Philadelphia’s win against the Wizards on Wednesday. On the off chance that you, like me, are not an orthopedist, the patella is your kneecap; “subluxation” means it temporarily came out of place, but only partially. Having a kneecap not be where it’s supposed to be—and again: not a doctor—seems bad, given that basketball players have to run and jump a lot.

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